2014 Ford Fiesta Restyled, Gains Tiny 3-Cylinder Engine: 2012 LA Auto Show

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2014 Ford Fiesta Restyled, Gains Tiny 3-Cylinder Engine: 2012 LA Auto Show
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Aiming to grow its position in the small car segment, Ford has revealed a refreshed version of its Fiesta sub-compact today at the LA Auto Show, boasting an efficient and surprisingly powerful 3-cylinder engine.

Using Ford’s turbocharging and direct-injection technology, the EcoBoost 1.0-liter 3-cylinder makes a healthy 123 hp and a substantial 148 lb-ft of torque. More obviously, the EcoBoost 1.0-liter is touted to get exceptional fuel economy with Ford claiming 40 mpg or better.

In addition to a new engine, the Fiesta gets an upgraded interior with an available MyFord Touch system with a large 6.5-inch display screen. Improved over earlier versions Ford claims this new system is easier to use, with simplified functions and a better voice recognition.

Ford says it’s committed to offering its best technology in its small cars, which considering adoption of tech by younger buyers, certainly makes sense.

In addition, the Fiesta is now also available with MyKey, allowing parents to set limits on the their car when they loan it out, using pre-programmed settings associated with one particular key. MyKey settings include the ability to set maximum audio levels and a maximum speed. It also ensures items like traction control can’t be turned off.

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  • Eph

    40 mpg out of a 3 cylinder??……my current caris a 1991 firelfy XFI 3 cylinder and guess what??? im averaging about 55 mpg on my highway camutes to work and i paid 1800$ for it. so how much is this car going to cost??